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    • The fun approach to english learning 

      This project was conducted in order to improve oral interaction in English through the practice of games that permit the development of communication. This provided us the opportunity to improve our methodology and to ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • Interacting in english through games 

      A project was conducted in order to encourage oral participation in English through the use of games, with second grade students at Liceo de la Salle School in Zipaquirá. They were between 6 and 7 years old. As the sample ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • A guide text or many texts? "that is the question” 

      The use of supplementary materials in the classroom has always been an essential part of the teaching and learning process. To restrict our teaching to the scope of one single textbook means to stand behind the advances ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • Project work as the central part of the curriculum 

      The rhythm of social change in the present world is so quick that it is difficult to assess what is needed in the near future. These accelerated changes have crucial implications in education and lead to focusing our ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • Acknowledgements 

      I am pleased to share with you this second number of the PROFILE Journal. Now we can assert this has become a means to socialise our teacher development programme outcomes with a wider audience throughout the country.
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • Becoming an efficient reader: a proposal for a school curriculum 

      Reading should be the cornerstone of a school’s curriculum in order to build up the other skills. Despite the fact that reading tends to be an obligation and a hard task, it should be seen as a fun activity which will ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • Understanding texts in english a challenge for future professionals 

      This project was conducted in the Fundación Universitaria San Martín with night accounting students who were coursing sixth semester. They were taking 3rd level of English. The purpose of the study was to improve reading ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • Motivating students to learn english by responding to their interests and learning styles 

      I observed that students from Barranquillita public school had a great lack of motivation, low interest in learning English and they did not like to interact in English class. They presumed that they could not learn a ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • Improving students' english through problems-solving activities 

      We as teachers sometimes notice low motivation and participation during the development of our classes. Students have an aphatic attitude and this creates a bad environment when they work in class. Motivating and creating ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • Drawing on the familiar to create new listening exercises 

      Many times language learners are vastly deficient in listening mastery while stronger in interpreting the written word or in speaking. This negative situation is oftentimes the result of insufficient opportunities available, ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • Teaching reading in large classes 

      This article deals with the problem of overcrowded classes. Ideas from research findings are given in an attempt to approach the teaching of reading at tertiary and secondary levels. This study is mainly based on the ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • An approach to making students autonomous readers of the english language 

      The purpose of this paper is to point out the need to make students autonomous readers through the development of thinking skills such as the ability to classify, compare, deduce, induce and synthesise and reading strategies ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • The challenge of effective vocabulary teaching 

      Helping students develop vocabulary competence is one of the main challenges English language teachers face. This paper addresses the main aspects we should consider when planning and developing lessons in terms of vocabulary ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • A conversation with mike breen 

      The Process Syllabus, (Breen 1989) as its name suggests, is a ‘process plan’ that tries to serve the joint creation and implementation of a syllabus by providing a framework for planning and action that should emerge from ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2001
    • Knowledge base for efl/esl educators: what does it mean? 

      Searching for an appropriate definition of what constitutes knowledge base in the teaching profession has become a central focus of attention for researchers, educators, and accreditation agencies during the last decades. ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2002
    • From building blocks to architects empowering learners for success 

      Although our ultimate goal is to enable our learners to become autonomous and efficient in their use of the foreign language, whether or not they have the opportunity to ever live and interact in a foreign language setting, ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2002
    • Growing self-estemm and discovering intelligences through oral production 

      After having applied a needs analysis in an eleventh grade course of English, I could notice that there was a big lack of security and self-confidence in the students. They expressed in different data-gathering instruments ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2002
    • Storytelling: a path to imagination and creativity in the primary english class 

      Storytelling has been used as a means to help students of a private school improve their communicative skills. To achieve this goal, we have designed activities that enable students to use English actively and at the same ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2002
    • Managing multiple activities for specific themes in the efl classroom (prek-grade 2) 

      The theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner is enlightening and extremely useful in the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classroom. For starters it helps the teacher in understanding the individual differences ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2002
    • Some issues for the teaching of writing 

      In this article the definition of writing as a means and as an end is analyzed in order to raise some concerns about the teaching of writing at different schools in general. From this definition I question other important ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 2002